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Year: 2020 | Month: June | Volume 7 | Issue 1

Influence of Sea Weeds Extracts on the Growth, Quality and Productivity of Sesame (Sesamum indicum) in the Red and Lateritic Belt of West Bengal

Tanmoy Shankar G.C. Malik M. Banerjee A. Ghosh


An experiment was carried out during pre-kharif season of 2012 at Agricultural farm of Palli Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal. The experiment consisted of thirteen treatment combinations comprising of four concentrations of liquid extracts of two different sea weed species namely Kappaphycus (K) and Gracilaria (G) combined different levels of fertilizer which were replicated thrice and was laid out in complete randomized block design (CRBD). The Recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) was 80:40:40 kg/ha of N:P2O5:K2O. The plant growth, yield and economics were significantly improved by application of the Gracilaria extract over that of the water applied plots. The application of seaweed extract along with 100% recommended dose through fertilizers also paid higher gross and net returns, return per rupees invested from summer sesame cultivation. So, use of seaweed extract proved beneficial in terms of improved growth, quality and economics of summer sesame cultivation in red and lateritic soil of West Bengal.

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